The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Service (PMRS) at the Hampton VAMC is looking for a well-qualified Physician. The clinical duties and responsibilities and administrative duties are carried out within the Hampton VA Medical Center. The other services in coordination of care may include primary care, surgery, medicine, mental health, social work, psychiatry, addiction medicine, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, neurology, and pharmacy. To qualify for this position, you must meet the basic requirements as well as any additional requirements (if applicable) listed in the job announcement. Applicants pending the completion of training or license requirements may be referred and tentatively selected but may not be hired until all requirements are met. Currently employed physician(s) in VA who met the requirements for appointment under the previous qualification standard at the time of their initial appointment are deemed to have met the basic requirements of the occupation. Basic Requirements: United States Citizenship: Non-citizens may only be appointed when it is not possible to recruit qualified citizens in accordance with VA Policy. Degree of doctor of medicine or an equivalent degree resulting from a course of education in medicine or osteopathic medicine. The degree must have been obtained from one of the schools approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs for the year in which the course of study was completed. Current, full and unrestricted license to practice medicine or surgery in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States, or in the District of Columbia. Residency Training: Physicians must have completed residency training, approved by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in an accredited core specialty training program leading to eligibility for board certification. (NOTE: VA physicians involved in academic training programs may be required to be board certified for faculty status.) Approved residencies are: (1) Those approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), b) OR [(2) Those approved by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA),OR (3) Other residencies (non-US residency training programs followed by a minimum of five years of verified practice in the United States), which the local Medical Staff Executive Committee deems to have provided the applicant with appropriate professional training and believes has exposed the physician to an appropriate range of patient care experiences. Residents currently enrolled in ACGME/AOA accredited residency training programs and who would otherwise meet the basic requirements for appointment are eligible to be appointed as "Physician Resident Providers" (PRPs). PRPs must be fully licensed physicians (i.e., not a training license) and may only be appointed on an intermittent or fee-basis. PRPs are not considered independent practitioners and will not be privileged; rather, they are to have a "scope of practice" that allows them to perform certain restricted duties under supervision. Additionally, surgery residents in gap years may also be appointed as PRPs. Proficiency in spoken and written English. Reference: VA Regulations, specifically VA Handbook 5005, Part II, Appendix G-2 Physician Qualification Standard. This can be found in the local Human Resources Office. Physical Requirements: Eligible applicants must be physically and mentally able to perform efficiently the essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation, without hazard to themselves or others. Depending on the essential duties of a specific position, usable vision, color vision, hearing or speech may be required. however, in most cases, a specific physical condition or impairment of a specific function may be compensated for by the satisfactory use of a prosthesis or mechanical aid. ["This position is located in the Integrative Pain Recovery Service (IPRS) clinic under the Section of Pain Medicine within Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Service (PMRS) at the Hampton VA Medical Center. The clinical duties and responsibilities and administrative duties are carried out within the Hampton VA Medical Center and associated CBOCs and future clinics in the Southside area. Incumbent may be required to travel between the various facilities and will provide services in the acute, subacute and inpatient settings. IPRS clinic provides integrative comprehensive care based on a comorbidity informed biopsychosocial model focused on recovering a functional life for Veterans with treatment refractory chronic pain syndrome within the clinic. The services in coordination of care may include primary care, surgery, medicine, mental health, social work, psychiatry, addiction medicine, psychology, physical therapy, occupational therapy, neurology, and pharmacy. The following duties are required of the position; they include, but are not limited it: Participation in Quality Management activities Participates in selected committees as designated by the supervisor Expected to participate in appropriate continuing education activities as necessary Familiar with and adheres to the Medical Staff Bylaws of this facility. Expected to be cooperative in manner with other members of the medical/dental staff to achieve the goal or providing necessary care. Adheres to the policies and procedures of this hospital. Must have knowledge and skills in management of safe and effective use of long term opioid therapy in chronic pain and its complications Must have working knowledge of outpatient services in addiction medicine including buprenorphine prescription for opioid use disorder Must have working knowledge of physical medicine and rehabilitation, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, kinesiotherapy, social work, psychology, compensated work therapy, and rehabilitation nursing care. Knowledge of psychological/behavioral and complimentary interventions used in chronic pain management Knowledge of treatment of trauma post-traumatic disorder, and mood and anxiety symptoms associated with chronic pain As a staff physician and pain medicine physician the incumbent provides support to the Pain Management program which includes training of providers within the Medical Center on various aspects of assessment and management of care for multiple diagnoses related to the specialty of addiction medicine and pain Responsibilities include providing patient care in the PMRS setting which includes the clinical outpatient area, subacute, and the inpatient setting as needed. VA offers a comprehensive total rewards package. VHA Physician Total Rewards. Pay: Competitive salary, annual performance bonus, regular salary increases Paid Time Off: 50-55 days of paid time off per year (26 days of annual leave, 13 days of sick leave, 11 paid Federal holidays per year and possible 5 day paid absence for CME) Retirement: Traditional federal pension (5 years vesting) and federal 401K with up to 5% in contributions by VA Insurance: Federal health/vision/dental/term life/long-term care (many federal insurance programs can be carried into retirement) Licensure: 1 full and unrestricted license from any US State or territory Malpractice: Free liability protection with tail coverage provided Contract: No Physician Employment Contract and no significant restriction on moonlighting Work Schedule: 7:45 AM - 4:30 PM - Monday - Friday"]
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